Suspect arrested in East Haven cat-targeted home invasion

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EAST HAVEN — An arrest has been made in connection with a March 17 home invasion aimed at stealing a high-value cat, East Haven Police Department announced.

William Pagan, born March 13, 2001, of Bristol Street, New Haven, was apprehended following an investigation into the incident.

Police say Pagan forcibly entered a residence on Thompson Street, allegedly searching for the expensive feline.

Detective Jon Trinh, after gathering evidence of Pagan’s involvement, secured an arrest warrant.

With help from the West Haven Police Department, Pagan was taken into custody at 59 Glade Street, West Haven.

Pagan faces charges including Home Invasion, Conspiracy to Commit Home Invasion, Threatening in the Second Degree, Unlawful Restraint in the First Degree, and Larceny in the Sixth Degree.

Held on a $750,000 court-set bond, he appeared before a judge this morning at G.A. 23, 121 Elm Street, New Haven.

The original incident, as per the press release dated March 18, was reported by a Thompson Street resident on March 17.

Two armed suspects had entered the home through a rear slider door and demanded the resident’s cat.

Despite attempts to prevent entry, the suspects broke in and searched for the cat, but the resident managed to fend them off.

They left empty-handed in a blue BMW, which was later found in Hamden and seized for evidence.

Detectives have determined the attack was targeted, with the parties known to each other, and are continuing their investigation.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

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